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Community Supports & Self Determination: Agencies, Organizations & Services
Advocacy Center - Louisiana
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Direct Service Worker Medication Administration Training Offered by LCTCS
Families Helping Families
Find a Medicaid Provider
Find a Waiver Provider
Governor's Office of Disability Affairs
Governor's Office of Elderly Affairs
LATAN – Louisiana Assistive Technology Access Network
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals
Office for Citizens With Developmental Disabilities (OCDD)
Office of Aging and Adult Services
Office of Behavioral Health
People First of Louisiana
Statewide Independent Living Council
The Arc of Louisiana
 
Community Supports & Self Determination: Policies & Publications
AUCD- AAIDD: Community Living and Participation- What the Research Tells Us
Electronic Visit Verification Information for Participants.
The Case for Inclusion - UCP's 2015 Report
Louisiana'a Sustainability Plan
The MFP Sustainability Plan
CMS Compliance Toolkit for Home and Community-Based Services
Community and Family Support System
LA Legislative Auditor releases report on LA’s over use of institutions
Ten Essential Elements for Medicaid Managed Long Term Supports and Services
CMS Summary - Essential Elements of Managed Long Term Services and Supports Programs
Guidance to States using 1115 Demonstrations Waivers
Long Term Supports and Services (LTSS) Concept Paper
ANCOR’s Funding Reform Checklist
Managed Care Long-Term Services and Supports by Steve Gold
Medicaid Managed Long Term Services and Supports (MLTSS)
Putting Consumers First: Promising Practices for Medicaid Managed Long-Term Services and Supports
NCD Recommendations for Managed Care for People with Disabilities
Act 378 of 1989: Community and Family Support Act
A Comprehensive Approach to Transition
The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) has issued “A Comprehensive Approach to Transition,” a companion document to “A Collaborative Interagency, Interdisciplinary Approach to Transition for Adolescence to Adulthood.
Act 299 Report: Improving Home and Community Based Supports, February 2013
Act 481 of 2007
Act 481 of 2007 by Sen. Tom Schedler created the New Opportunities Waiver Fund to generate a source of revenue for waiver slots for people on the waiting list.
An Advocate’s Guide to Consumer Rights in Medicaid HCBS
Deinstitutionalization: Unfinished Business
Deinstitutionalization: Unfinished Business (October 23, 2012) is a Companion Paper to Unfinished Business Toolkit by the National Council on Disability.
Gauging the Use of HCBS for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities
How to Choose a Service Provider
Olmstead Letter: Allowable limits in Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) waivers (2005)
People First Language - Kathie Snow
Rule on Medication Administration
The Case for Inclusion
The Case for Inclusion is published by United Cerebral Palsy and is an annual ranking of how well state Medicaid programs support people with developmental disabilities in their communities.
 
Education & Early Intervention: Agencies, Organizations & Services
Education Funding (MFP) Webinar 2-27-2013
Louisiana Parent Training and Information Center (LaPTIC)
National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center
NSTTAC provides technical assistance (TA) and disseminates information to State Education Agencies, Local Education Authorities, schools, and other stakeholders to (a) implement and scale up evidence-based practices leading to improved academic and functional achievement for students with disabilities, preparing them for college or other postsecondary education and training and the workforce; (b) implement policies, procedures, and practices to facilitate and increase participation of students with disabilities in programs and initiatives designed to ensure college- and career-readiness; and (c) achieve 100% compliance with IDEA, Part B Indicator 13 (I-13).
Louisiana Department of Education
EarlySteps
Advocacy Center - Louisiana
Families Helping Families
The Cowen Institute for Public Education Initiatives: Tulane University
U.S. Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
 
Education & Early Intervention: Policies & Publications
Access Guide for Students with Significant Disabilities
A comprehensive source of information, resources, tools and educational strategies.
CPSD Concerned about ESEA Flexibility
The Collaboration to Promote Self-Determination (CPSD) expresses concerns over the ESEA Flexibility Request process and content. Louisiana is among the states that have approval to waiver many of the requirements of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) of 2001.
EarlySteps Fact Sheet HB375
PK-12 Public Education in Louisiana; The Cowen Institute; March 2012
A report on PK-12 Public Education in Louisiana for the 2012 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature by the Cowen Institute (March 2012). The Cowen Institute, which opened its doors in March 2007, is an action-oriented think tank that informs and advances solutions – through policies, programs, and partnerships – to eliminate the challenges impeding the success of K-12 education in New Orleans and beyond. By leveraging Tulane’s human, intellectual, political, financial, and social capital, we are pioneering a new role for major research universities to interact with K-12 public education systems in their respective communities.
Project IDEAL Online
Project IDEAL (Informing and Designing Education For All Learners) is a website intended to better prepare teachers to work with students with disabilities. Project IDEAL is an initiative by the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities (TCDD).
Research on Reform
Transition Assessment Tool Kit
National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center (NSTTAC)
Transition Planning: Preparing for Post Secondary Outcomes
LDOE webinar December 2014
CRS Alignment of ESEA and IDEA
The Education of Students with Disabilities: Alignment Between the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Congressional Research Service report, March 2014
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
Federal Law ensuring services to children with disabilities.
La. Special Education Data Profile 2011-2012
Wright's Law
Inclusive Education Research and Practice
Inclusion Works! A document by the Maryland Coalition for Inclusive Education in 2010.
Shifting Trends in Special Education
Making Sense of the Metrics: Student Growth, Value-added Models, and Teacher Effectiveness
A brief paper describing measurement systems being used to gauge student performance and teacher accountability. Making Sense of the Metrics: Student Growth, Value-added Models, and Teacher Effectiveness (2011). Pearson Education Inc.
 
Education and Early Intervention: News, Resources, Files, and Links
Education Funding (MFP) Webinar 2-27-2013
 
Employment: Agencies, Organizations & Services
LEAD Center Employment First Website
Louisiana Rehabilitation Council (LRC)
LRS Eligibility Determination and Order of Selection
LRS Involvement in a Student's Transition Plan for Employment
Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)
Work Incentives Planning & Assistance (Benefits Planning)
Louisiana Rehabilitation Services (LRS)
Families Helping Families
Advocacy Center - Louisiana
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
 
Employment: Policies & Publications
Census Bureau Report on Workers with Disabilities
Employment Study
Funded by the DD Council and published by the LSU Health Sciences Human Development Center (HDC), this study provides an overview of the status of employment of people with disabilities in Louisiana.
Segregated and Exploited: A Call to Action!
Publication of the National Disability Rights Network: Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Disabilities.
The Institute for Community Inclusion
The Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) has worked to ensure that people with disabilities have the same opportunity to dream big, and make their dreams a fully included, integrated, and welcomed reality.
The Rehabilitation Act
The Rehabilitation Act is the Federal legislation that authorizes the formula grant programs of vocational rehabilitation, supported employment, independent living, and client assistance. The Act also includes a variety of provisions focused on rights, advocacy and protections for individuals with disabilities.
The State Data: The National Report on Employment Services and Outcomes
Published by the Institute for Community Inclusion, this report detail fact about employment of people with disabilities in Louisiana and nation-wide.
TN Expect Employment- Report to Governor Haslam by Employment First Task Force
Your Employment Rights as an Individual with a Disability
 
Health: Agencies, Organizations & Services
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)- Federal
Find A Medicaid Provider
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals
Louisiana Family to Family Health Information Center
Louisiana Medicaid
Louisiana’s Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) program
LSU Human Development Center
Magellan of Louisiana
Office of Aging and Adult Services
Office of Public Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Federal)
Children's Special Health Services (CSHS)
EPSDT Personal Care Services
Early, Periodic, Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment for children who are Medicaid eligible under the age of 21.
Advocacy Center - Louisiana
Donated Dental Services
Louisiana participates in the Donated Dental Services (DDS) program as a collaborative, direct way that the dental profession reaches out to the elderly and individuals with special needs.
Families Helping Families
Kaiser Foundation Health Reform Source
Comprehensive information and analysis on the Affordable Care Act.
Medicaid (Bureau of Health Services Financing)
 
Health: Policies & Publications
Ten Essential Elements for Medicaid Managed Long Term Supports and Services
Affordable Care Act
Affordable Care Act and Louisiana
Affordable Care Act Fact Sheet
Developing Standards for Systems of Care Serving Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs
Donated Dental Services
Essential Elements for Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care
Family Opportunity Act (FOA)
Family Opportunity Act Medicaid provides health coverage to uninsured or underinsured children who have disabilities in families with too much income to qualify for regular Medicaid or LaCHIP.
FY 2013 Report to Congress on Medicare/Medicaid dual eligibles
HealthCare.Gov
Take health care into your own hands.
How does Medicaid work with Medicare to cover my health care costs?
Medicaid and Medicare coverage overview.
Kaiser Foundation Health Reform Source
Long Term Supports and Services (LTSS) Concept Paper
Louisiana Housing Program Overview
NCD Recommendations for Medicaid Managed Care for People with Disabilities
Putting Consumers First: Promising Practices for Medicaid Managed Long-Term Services and Supports
 
Housing: Agencies, Organizations & Services
LA Housing Search
Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities
Office of Aging and Adult Services
 
Housing: News, Resources, Files and Links
Louisiana's Permanent Supportive Housing Program
My Place Louisiana
 
Housing: Policies & Publications
Louisiana Housing Program Overview
Louisiana’s Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) Fact Sheet
Louisiana's Permanent Supportive Housing Program
 
Other Websites of Interest
Administration on Community Living
Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Advocacy Center - Louisiana
Cerebral Palsy Guidance
Consortium for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities
A coalition of approximately 100 national disability organizations working together to advocate for national public policy that ensures the self determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society.
Disability is Natural - Kathie Snow
Disability.gov
Disaster Preparation and Response Links
Family to Family Health Information Centers
Louisiana Disability Legal Resources
LSU Health Sciences Center, Human Development Center
Medicaid Managed Long Term Services and Supports (MLTSS)
National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities
People First Language - Kathie Snow
R-Word Campaign
We Connect Now
 
Quality Assurance
Act 299 Report: Improving Home and Community Based Supports, February 2013
 
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